Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
12
Months
of Safety
June 2023
Combustible Dust

Combustible dust is a fine material that, when mixed with air and in the right concentration, has the ability to catch fire and explode. Many materials are combustible including grains, flour, sugar, cornstarch, wood, and metals. Even materials that do not burn in larger pieces (such as aluminum or iron), given the proper conditions, can ignite.

Accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling combustible dust is an essential part of an occupational health and safety (OHS) program. If your environment includes risks for combustible dust, ensure that you have a plan in place to control those risks including:

  • Documentation of the risk identification and assessment
  • Elimination or substitution of the hazard
  • Engineering controls and processes to reduce the exposure risk
  • Training and supervision of all workers at risk for dust exposure.
WEBINAR | From Compliance to Prevention: Changes to BC’s OHS Regulations on Combustible Dust
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 10:00am (PST)
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Basic Training
Course
Available by e-LearningAvailable Virtually by Video ConferenceInstructor-Led Classroom Training
A hazard identification and control program is a systematic approach to identifying and analyzing workplace hazards in an effort to mitigate risk of injuries and occupational disease. This course will provide employees, managers, supervisors and JHSCs working in BC’s manufacturing industry with tools and a basic understanding of hazard recognition, risk assessments, and control methods.
Course
Available by e-Learning
Written for contractors – this online course discusses key principles and concepts for recognizing the hazards, unsafe conditions and preventive actions associated with combustible dust. Combustible dust is found in many manufacturing settings and can lead to rapidly spreading fires and even explosions.
Course
Available by e-Learning
This online awareness course will provide participants with the key principles and concepts for recognizing the hazards, unsafe conditions and preventive actions associated with combustible dust. Accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling combustible dust is an essential part of an occupational health and safety (OHS) program. Employees, contractors, or managers/supervisors with combustible dust in their workplace will be better prepared to control combustible dust hazards, develop safe work procedures, and prevent incidents and injuries.
Course
Available by e-Learning
Dust found in manufacturing can be combustible. When fine dust particles catch fire in the air – the fire can spread quickly and even lead to an explosion. This online awareness course will provide you with the key principles and concepts for recognizing the hazards, unsafe conditions and preventive actions associated with combustible dust.
Course
Instructor-Led Classroom Training
In this comprehensive, two-day course, learn to complete a Dust Hazard Analysis for your organization to meet the requirements of NFPA 652. Registration will open soon for the next dates: October 9-10, 2024 during Make It Safe Vancouver at the Anvil Centre.
Videos & Webinars
Combustible Dust Resources and Tools
Toolbox Talk
Combustible dust is a solid material composed of distinct particles or pieces which present a fire hazard when suspended in air or some other oxidizing medium over a range of concentrations.
Combustible Dust Combustible dust is a fine material that, when mixed with air and in the right concentration, has the ability to catch fire and explode. Many materials are combustible including grains, flour, sugar cornstarch, wood and metals. Even materials that do not burn in larger pieces (such as aluminum or iron), given the proper […]
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is proud to introduce the Combustible Dust Prevention Guide, a source of guidance to an organization in implementing an combustible dust program at their workplace.